Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Club Notes - 27th June

Jack The Joker
Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Crotty’s Bar where the jackpot is €3000 as on Sunday night Rosie Cosgrave was  drawn out of the drum and chose card number 25 which when turned wasn’t the joker but she did win €50. Jim Egan was drawn out twice and won €25 each time.

Senior Hurling
Our senior hurlers play An Rinn in the County Championship this Sunday evening in Bushy Park.

Junior Hurling
Both of our Junior Hurling teams were in Championship action last weekend. Firstly on Saturday night our Junior C hurlers took on Shamrocks and at the end of an entertaining game it was our opponents who emerged victorious. Then on Sunday night our Junior A hurlers travelled to Bushy Park to take on Ballinameela.  On a sweltering hot night the team played some great hurling only for our opponents to hit some late goals to win by 4 points.
This weekend our Junior C hurlers play Modeligo in Fraher Field on Saturday afternoon at 3pm while our Junior A hurlers take on Tourin later on Saturday at 7pm in Cappoquin. 

Healthy Club Initiative
There was a fantastic turnout in the club grounds on Saturday morning last for the launch of our Healthy club initiative. Our Health and Wellbeing officer Eamonn Cashin had everything in place to ensure the launch was such a success, whilst Kieran O’ Connor kept things moving along in his normal efficient way.  We now look forward to ensuring the initiative is a huge success and delivers benefits to as many of our members as possible.

Healthy Club project aims to transform GAA clubs into health-enhancing hubs for their communities. Flagship Healthy Clubs such as us are now in every county of Ireland. So far, over 12,000 people have benefitted from physical activity programmes and 50% of Healthy Clubs are now smoke-free zones. 1,000 people engaged with mental health and emotional wellbeing programmes. Over half (55%) of Healthy Clubs delivered healthy eating programmes targeting teenagers in particular.

We have 4 target areas that we are addressing in our first phase:

A. In association with Waterford Sports Partnership. 
This is a 6 week initiative and will run each Wednesday and Friday from July 18th and 20th at the club respectively. It will finish on Friday August 24th (Names, mobile contact numbers, and email adresses with an expression of interest will be taken at the launch). It will be open to committee members, coaches, former players, members of our community etc being the participants! It's all about inclusion. Along with the help of 2 Waterford Sports Partnership tutors this exciting programme will see 10 to 30 participants the chance to become healthier by getting on the move!!
To register for this please contact Eamonn Cashin at

B. Tobacco free Club from January 1st 2019 (Ban includes Cigarettes and vapes).

C. Recipes for Success.
About Recipes for Success:
We all want to maximise our health and our performance both on and off the field but with so many mixed messages out there about what we should eat and drink it’s hard to know what’s best.
The Community & Health Section in Croke Park along with the Home Economics Department at St. Angela’s College, Sligo and leading sports performance nutritionist Dr. Críonna Tobin have developed a Recipes for Success toolkit – which is filled with tasty, performance enhancing recipes that are easy to make and aims to support GAA players and members in making the right food choices.
This unique collaboration is about bringing together expertise from an array of sectors and is designed to respond to an identified need in GAA clubs for both educational and practical programmes supporting healthy eating for sport and the game called life.
Workshop is open to both male and female. Ideal age group for the workshop is minor (U18’s) to U21’s.

D. Wellbeing Talks: 
A series of talks will be organised for our adult and juvenile players, mentors and parents which we hope will give them the skills required for dealing with the many challenges people face in their every day life.
We hope to see you at the launch this Saturday.

Booking of Pitches
We would like to remind all our coaches to please ensure that they book the pitches with Michael O’Donovan before training.

Club Bingo
Our club bingo session continues in the CBS Hall this Sunday night with a jackpot of €700.

Club History
Abbeyside / Ballinacourty GAA Club was formed in 1967 as a result of the amalgamation of Abbeyside Hurling and Football Clubs and Ballinacourty Football Club. It is situated within the Parish of Abbeyside, Ballinroad and Garranbane. Located on the eastern side of the River Colligan, it forms the northern and eastern shorelines of Dungarvan Harbour from Abbeyside Church to Ballinacourty Lighthouse
Development Fund
Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club has been growing at a dramatic pace over the past 10 years with the population of our parish increasing rapidly. We must ensure that we have the best facilities for all our players. We want to ensure that the next generation have the facilities that they need and deserve. We are asking supporters and friends to support this project over the next five years.
Strategic Plan
Past generations have had their visions for the future of our club. These are our current aims and with these achieved we hope to hand on the club to future generations in the same healthy state it was passed onto us.
Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland.
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